"Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape." - William S. Burroughs
I think this is the point that our society is reaching, and it has provided us with that raw material of which Burroughs wrote. There is a Rubicon moment coming, where we will have to leave everything we ever believed in if we want to escape from the fire that threatens to consume us.
The alternative is that we'll all burn.